..."we are the body of Christ not in some figurative sense, but we are the flesh and blood of Jesus alive in the world through the Holy Spirit-Gods hands, feet, ears. When Paul writes, 'I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me' (Gal. 2:20), he means it. Over and over, the dying and the lepers would whisper the mystical word namaste in my ear. We really don't have a word like it in English....they explain to me that namaste means "I honor the Holy One who lives in you.' I could see God in their eyes... I began carefully dressing the mans wound. He stared at me with such intensity that it felt like he was looking into my soul. Every once in a while he would slowly close his eyes. When I finished he said to me 'namaste' I smiled with tears in my eyes and whispered, 'Jesus' He saw Jesus in me. And I saw Jesus in him."

Shane Claiborne from the book "The Irresistible Revolution"


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